Aussiedoodle Dog Breed Information
The Aussiedoodle, also known as the Aussiepoo, is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle. The crossbreed is loved for of its good looks, loyalty and intelligence. The Aussiedoodle makes a great pet or service dog, and with its outgoing personality, you will never get bored!
The Aussiedoodle is a relatively new crossbreed. Not unlike other crossbreeds, different crosses can result in different physical characteristics and personalities. Cute and healthier than its purebred ancestors, the Aussiedoodle has been growing in popularity.
The Aussiedoodle normally weighs about 40 to 60 pounds, and stands about 11 to 14 inches. The Moyen Size Aussiedoodle is slightly smaller at 25 to 40 pounds, while the miniatures usually weigh 12 to 24 pounds.
The Aussiedoodle has very little to no undercoat, so they do not shed much and can be hypoallergenic. However, they have hair, not fur, so they do need to be groomed a few times per year. Like the Poodles, the Aussiedoodle have hair on their ears that need to be gently plucked out to prevent ear infection. Brushing regularly is necessary to prevent tangles, especially if your Aussiedoodle has wavier or curly coat.
The Aussiedoodle has high levels of adaptability and social needs, with an outgoing and almost restless personality. It is very intelligent, and perhaps because of its herding ancestor, it is eager to learn and hardworking. The crossbreed is very affectionate, gentle and sweet, and with proper training, it can easily make a loving and loyal companion. The Aussiedoodle is playful and loyal, and it likes to spend quality time with its family. It can be very fun and active, but can also be lazy and snuggly. Most Aussiedoodles are able to stay calm indoor, but because of the crossbreed’s instinct to herd, some may not be suitable for apartment living.
The Aussiedoodle can be territorial, so you should stay assertive and show that you are the pack leader. The crossbreed can get along well cats and other dogs, but the socialization process needs to be handled carefully. Because the Aussiedoodle has a tendency to follow people around and even become needy, it is best to get the crossbreed used to sharing the attention as a puppy. The Aussiedoodle is a gentle and even-tempered companion, and can be very patient with young children.
Both the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle are very intelligent breeds, so the Aussiedoodle is a crossbreed that can be easily trained. Begin training and socialization early, and use kind words and rewards to encourage good behavior. The crossbreed does not perform well under too much pressure or negative reinforcement, so no need to yell or use physical punishment. The Aussiedoodle loves to impress and be helpful, so you can try training is to do useful tricks, such as closing doors and bringing you cleaning tools.
Long daily exercise is recommended for a healthy and mentally stimulated Aussiedoodle. Note that because of its herding heritage, the crossbreed has a tendency to run a lot, so be sure your Aussiedoodle has enough exercise in an open space and that if you have a yard, it is fenced securely. The Aussiedoodle has potentials to be a working dog or a herding dog even though it is not a purebred Australian Shepherd. The dog likes working or just having things to do in general. It is very athletic, and can be good at dog sports such as flyball. Keep the Aussiedoodle’s mind occupied with fun and challenging activities, such as tricks to help you around the house, so it does not get bored and frustrated, and so that it does not pick up destructive activities.